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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies

  • Enjoy three cocktails while exploring the East Village nightlife scene
  • Learn about New York history and contemporary drinking culture from a guide
  • Walk a historic Manhattan neighborhood in the company of a small group
East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies
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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies

Taste your way through New York’s thriving cocktail scene with the help of an insider guide. Take a leisurely nighttime walking tour of Manhattan’s storied East Village, sipping drinks at three stops along the way. Enjoy the company of a small group of fewer than a dozen people, learn about classic and innovative cocktails, and get tips on the best places to eat and drink in the area.

What to Expect

Begin your tour at Tompkins Square Park, where you meet up with your guide and small group. Then, stroll with your guide through the streets of the East Village, learning about Manhattan’s cocktail culture from Prohibition to today.

See a water fountain donated to the city by a temperance leader who advocated water over whiskey. Hear about the key figures in the Village’s bar scene, including cutting edge mixologists. Visit former speakeasies and learn about the mobsters and corrupt officials who kept the taps open during an era when alcohol was banned.

Stop into Astor Wines and discover small-batch distillers and local producers. After three cocktail stops, head off on your own armed with recommendations for food and drink from your guide.

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1 - 5 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Should be made compulsory

We sat in the park ready for the meet and were entertained by a wild hawk flying round the trees looking for a pigeon dinner. What a start. Jessie, the guide, was bang on time and we were given a couple of cocktail cup cakes...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Craft Cocktail Tour

Thank you to Brian for taking me on this tour, my first ever trip to New York. We took in a variety of bars and his knowledge and enthusiasm even in the wet humid New York evening was fantastic. I came away with memories that...More

Thank Leonie L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Jillian's Boozy Afternoon Tour

Jillian C. is a great tour guide. We went to a couple of speakeasies and ended the night at a date night bar with boozy cupcakes. Along the way Jillian took us to Feltman's the original Coney Island hot dog and it was delicious. The...More

1  Thank daliagracia
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great evening!

Brian was a fantastic guide, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable - some great stories about Lower East Side and its interesting history. The choice of bars was spot on, and the cocktails in each place were amazing. I'd definitely recommend this trip to others.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jillian takes us on a boozy journey

What a blast! Jillian met us near Tompkins Square Park, and we began our journey through tapas and a gangster bar and a local, more updated urban bar. The drinks were tasty and I really enjoyed learning all about NYC's alcoholic history. Jillian was great...More

1  Thank Jessica C
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